The Knowledge Book

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142620518X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A comprehensive, visual reference, enhanced by photographs and illustrations, provides information on all major fields of knowledge and includes timelines, sidebars, cross-references, and other useful features.

The Knowledgebook

Author: David Wallechinsky
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426201240
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive, visual reference, enhanced by two thousand photographs and illustrations, provides information on all major fields of knowledge and includes timelines, sidebars, cross-references, and other useful features.

Knowledge Policy

Author: Greg Hearn
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782541912
Format: PDF, ePub
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Illustrates how the production of knowledge has become central to economic life, and that competitiveness in the 21st century market place is characterized by the ability to translate scientific and technological knowledge into innovation. This book explains what we actually mean by the term 'knowledge'.

How Do You Know

Author: J.M. Beach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351598473
Format: PDF
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This book defines the concept and practices of literacy through a discussion of knowledge, information media, culture, subjectivity, science, communication, and politics. Examining the ways in which the spread of literacy and education have caused culture wars in pluralist societies since the 16th century, the author reviews an interdisciplinary array of scholarly literature to contend that science, and more broadly evidence-based inductive arguments, offer the only reliable source information, and the only peaceful solution to cultural conflict in the 21st century. With a focus on the multifaceted practice of literacy-as-communication as embedded within larger social and political processes, this book offers a comprehensive study of literacy through five core topics: knowledge, psychology, culture, science, and arguing over truth in pluralist democracies. The central thesis of the book argues that we require a new literacy that incorporates reading and writing with advanced cognitive and epistemological skills. Today’s citizens need to be able to understand the basic cognitive and cultural processes through which knowledge is created, and they need to know how to evaluate knowledge, peacefully debate knowledge, and productively use knowledge, for both personal decisions and public policy. How Do You Know? The Epistemological Foundations of 21st Century Literacy is an interdisciplinary study that will appeal to scholars across the sciences and humanities, especially those concerned with pedagogy and the science of learning.

Teaching 21st Century Skills

Author: Sue Beers
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416613277
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The 21st century has ushered in game-changing technological advances that have transformed the way we learn, live, and work. New technologies, global competition and communication, social networking, and the accelerated growth of knowledge have given rise to an increasingly interconnected world that calls for different learning opportunities and newly designed instruction. As educators, how can we prepare students to succeed and thrive in this rapidly evolving, technology-rich, global community? This action tool defines the skills and knowledge that students need for the 21st century and provides tools that you can use with any content to help teach and reinforce those skills. Based on the work of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the framework for 21st century learning described in this action tool is built on a foundation of academic subject knowledge that students apply through the essential skills of critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, communication, and collaboration. Use the instructional planning tools to design a well-rounded set of learning opportunities that integrate the important aspects of 21st century literacies into your lessons. Then choose from 45 ready-to-use classroom tools to help students learn and practice the 21st century skills in any content area. Each tool includes step-by-step instructions, suggestions for integrating technology, and reflection questions that promote students' metacognition. To teach 21st century skills is to teach students a process of thinking about what they are learning. The goal is for students to think independently about content and seek answers to their own questions. The tools and activities in this book can help you guide students through a variety of models and processes that allow them to make analytical thinking routine. With these methods, you ensure that each new generation of learners is equipped for the world of their future rather than the world of our past.

Global Brains

Author: Gary P. Ferraro
Publisher: Intercultural Associates Incorporated
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book explores both the skills and the knowledge base needed for not only surviving, but also thriving, in the fast-paced, highly interconnected, world economy. Readers will discover how the global economy of the 21st Century is radically different from that of the 20th Century: how culture impacts the conduct of global business; why an understanding of a second language is so essential for success in the world marketplace; what mental competencies they will need to navigate successfully in the waters of the new global economy; and how not being aware of nonverbal forms of communication can lead to serious misunderstandings when managing, marketing, or negotiating abroad.

Guided Inquiry Learning in the 21st Century 2nd Edition

Author: Carol C. Kuhlthau
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833826
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This dynamic approach to an exciting form of teaching and learning will inspire students to gain insights and complex thinking skills from the school library, their community, and the wider world. • Identifies and explains the five kinds of learning accomplished through guided inquiry • Includes a new chapter on how to meet current curricular standards throughout inquiry learning • Introduces the Guided Inquiry Design framework • Describes guided inquiry's unique approach to transforming learning in today's schools • Discusses how to embed student research in the inquiry process at all grade levels

Working Knowledge

Author: Karl Hess
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461432758
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Working Knowledge: STEM Essentials for the 21st Century is designed to inspire a wide range of readers from high school and undergraduate students with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to STEM teachers and those who wish to become teachers. Written by renowned scientist and teacher Dr. Karl Hess of the University of Illinois at Urbana, a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, the book presents a critical collection of timeless STEM concepts and connects them with contemporary research advances in addition to the needs of our daily lives. With an engaging and accessible style not requiring a formal background in STEM, Dr. Hess takes the reader on a journey from Euclidean Geometry and Cartesian Coordinates up through 21st Century scientific topics like the global positioning system, nanotechnology, and super-efficient alternative energy systems. Working Knowledge: STEM Essentials for the 21st Century at once serves as an almanac on the fascinating physical, chemical, quantitative features of the natural world and built environment, as well as a need-to-know list of topics for students, teachers, and parents interested in STEM education.